Filmmaker Zack Sydner has revealed he turned to Christopher Nolan, the last man to bring Batman to the big screen, to ask permission for helming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Snyder said that he told the Dark Knight and Interstellar director “you tell me if you don’t want me to do it.” After what is described as “a silence,” Nolan gave a blessing.
“Well, we don’t own these characters,” Snyder recalled Nolan saying in response, adding, “When you’re done making Batman movies, someone else will [make them].”
Snyder said that he thinks Nolan — who acted as an executive producer on 2013’s Man of Steel, the first movie in Warners’ current DC output — found it a little bit hard, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Synder, however, added, “I would feel the same way.” Part of that attitude, for Snyder at least, comes from the fact that he considers Batman v Superman to be more intimate than the average superhero movie.
“In a lot of ways Batman v Superman is a very personal concept,” he explained, calling the movie “just two people trying to understand each other’s point of view.”
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in the US theatres March 25.
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